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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Unfortunate End of Alcoholic April

So my plan to put on weight through the everyday consumption of alcohol fell through. A trip to the doctors last week resulted in a script for antibiotics and a stern warning of "No Tim, do not take alcohol with this."

Bit of an anticlimax aye?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 3

April 3.
So I had to work today which is never a good start to a story when it's a Sunday.
Skipping past all that boring stuff I did have an amazing sleep last night which was necessary for the day ahead.

Work finished and I headed off to see Poet Laureate Telia Nevile at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a good mate of mine. Insert one Bulmer's cider before the show. Dinner followed this show at an Irish pub and a customary pint of beer (couldn't help myself, back to the Kronenberg) and then off to Curve Bar before seeing Danny Bhoy.

Two great shows, caught up with two good mates. My appetite is huge too. I might be onto something here.

The Stats:
Drink count: 8

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 2

April 2
I haven't had a drink yet, it's just shy of 7pm. I just finished dinner, a nice, big, juicy steak and vegetables. I'm still hungry. I've been hungry all day and I didn't skip lunch, nor breakfast, or morning tea, oh and I had an afternoon snack too. So I'm cooking the other piece of steak. That's dedication if you ask me.

Off to a friend's place soon for a couple of beers. I'm working tomorrow, and driving tonight, so it's responsible driving again. Start steady and build up right? Beer tonight: Stella Artois.

So I stuck to my two beers, and a shot of some purple spirit cooler. It was a good night. I'm also very thankful for the ending of daylight savings. Much appreciated extra hour of sleep there. Work today and Comedy Festival tonight so there will be a few social drinks later! Seeing Poet Laureate Telia Nevile and then Danny Bhoy later on.

The Stats:
Drink count: 5 (don't think the spirit cooler shot really counts at 12%)

Alcoholic April Day 1

Hi everyone,
I know it's been a while. There have been a lot of reasons why I haven't updated this lately. One of them is laziness. The other is that I received an anonymous tip off that the FBI were watching me. Turns out they weren't, it was just my neighbours' wifi.

So I've turned to alcohol in an effort to put on a bit of weight. This was brought on by my recent attendance at an event in which I looked super skinny and not cool. A look I have coined as "skiggly", it is the skinny side of ugly.

The Plan
Alcoholic April. It's a minimum of two alcoholic beverages every single night. I actually started on March 31 but who's counting!

Why not document my progress? The trials and tribulations, the issues that come with consuming alcohol. It's a lesson for us all on the dangers of alcohol and being too skinny.

So, here begins Day 1.

April 1.
It's April Fools day and everyone thinks I'm just messing about. I go through periods with alcohol where I drink a fair amount in one weekend and then nothing at all for 6 weeks. But this is not a joke.
Work drinks are organised (how convenient!) so I'm at the bar downing some beers. Only three. Kronenberg is one of my favourite beers. It is currently my preferred beer, but they all take turns at the top. So I'm drinking, responsibly, and I'm feeling really good. Alcohol is making me happy.

Then I got home safely (and under the limit I should add) and had a very late dinner somewhere around 10:30pm before heading to bed. Doesn't eating right before bed help you put on weight?

The Stats:
Starting Height: about 191cm
Starting weight: about 65kg
Drink count: 3